This will be the first time UK has even played in a Thursday night game since 2013, and the first primetime Thursday game UK has hosted in Commonwealth Stadium. Needless to say, this is a great opportunity for the Cats and Mark Stoops to showcase themselves in front of maybe the biggest audience they'll have this season.
The Cats are also in the thick of the SEC East race at 2-1 in conference play with a win over the two-time division champs in Missouri. The Tigers, meanwhile, have struggled during their 3-2 start, but both losses did come to No. 6 LSU and a Mississippi State team that's right outside the top 25.
The one commonality both these teams share is looking very good when they're on their A game, but looking pretty bad when they struggle. That was evident for both teams when they both needed an overtime period to beat FCS foes. Auburn had to rally down seven in the final minutes to Jacksonville State before escaping at home with a 27-20 win.
Kentucky had to rally from down 14 with five minutes left to beat EKU 34-27 in overtime just over a week ago. Needless to say, both teams needed the bye week to get back on track before they hope to make a run down the stretch of this season.
Here is everything you'll need to watch and follow this game.
Auburn Tigers (3-2) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-1)
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET Thursday
Where: Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky
TV Broadcast: ESPN with Dave Fleming (play-by-play), Mack Brown (analyst) and Allison Williams (sideline).
Channel: DirecTV 206, Dish 140, U-Verse 602, FiOs 70/570 and Time Warner Cable 28/506 in Lexington.
Online stream: You can watch the game on a computer via WatchESPN.com or on a mobile device via the Watch ESPN App.
Odds: Auburn is a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5, according to Odds Shark. We'll have a more in-depth betting preview before Thursday's game kicks off.
Radio: Tom Leach (play-by-play), Jeff Piecoro (analyst) and Dick Gabriel (sideline) will have the call on 630 AM and 98.1 FM in Lexington. It's also available on satellite radio (XM 84 and Sirius 84) or online at UKathleticsgameday.com/football.
Replay: Friday at 12 a..m and 7 a.m. on ESPNU and 2 a.m. on ESPN2